In thanks and in honor of Joaquim's work, I want to draw attention to his series "Fadistas esquecidos...ou não" (forgotten fadistas...or not) that he has highlighted in recent weeks. Some of the videos are taken from the deep archives, and all have something strong to recommend them.
Joaquim is pure class. Each of the entries on his Facebook page gives the names of the singer, the musicians, the fado (plus its composer), the lyric (and its author) plus usually a couple of historical nuggets.
Some of these artists can be found on the series "Fados do fado" (reissued in reduced form a few years ago), "Fados do Alvorada" (written about elsewhere on this blog), as well as on the original recordings (often very difficult to find)
See how many of the singers and musicians you recognize.
Maria José Ramos
Ada de Castro
Dina do Carmo
Natércia da Conceição
José Manuel de Castro
Maria do Céu Crispim
I hope you enjoy these fados--and thanks to Joaquim and to all the YouTube users who put the music out there.